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Articles: Research

Image of Uncle Sam walking away with ladders, leaving a brown hand grasping from a hole in the ground

Illustration by Phil Foster

Research

Documenting the history and scope of federal “reparatory compensation.”

10.7.22

liriodendron tulipifera of Eastern North America and liriodendron chinense of Eastern Asia

Tulip trees of Eastern North America and Eastern Asia, which last shared a common ancestor 14 million years ago.

Photographs by William (Ned) Freedman

Exploring the “plant humanities” at Harvard’s Dumbarton Oaks

11.3.22

George Reisner, 1924

George Reisner, 1924

Photograph courtesy of Peter Der Manuelian

Brief life of a pioneering Egyptologist: 1867-1942

November-December 2022

Photograph of Milman Parry in Paris, circa 1925-1928

Parry in Paris circa 1925-1928

Photograph courtesy of the Milman Parry Collection of Oral Literature, Harvard University.

 

Brief life of a Homeric scholar with a big idea: 1902-1935

September-October 2022

The seven 2022 Harvard Horzions scholars

The 2022 Harvard Horzions scholars

Photograph courtesy of Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Ph.D. students discuss subjects from aliens to infrastructural aesthetics.

4.14.22

Stephen Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim, Omicron, and the Power of Theater

12.8.21

Portrait of Donald Hall 2014

Donald Hall in 2014

Photograph by Maundy Mitchell

Donald Hall, chronicler of life

January-February 2022

Portrait of Adamantios Korais on a 100 drachmas banknote, 1978

Portrait of Adamantios Korais, classicist and supporter of political liberalism, on a 100 drachmas banknote, 1978

Image by Ivan Vdovin/Alamy Stock Photo

Brief life of a leader of the Greek Enlightenment: 1748-1833

January-February 2022

Composite illustration of African American poets Phillis Wheatley, Melvin B. Tolson, Dudley Randall, Gwendolyn Brooks, Yusef Komunyakaa, Paul Laurence Dunbar

Left to right: Phillis Wheatley, Melvin B. Tolson, Dudley Randall, Gwendolyn Brooks, Yusef Komunyakaa, Paul Laurence Dunbar. In the background: On Virtue, written in 1766 by Phillis Wheatley

Photomontage illustration by Niko Yaitanes

Kevin Young’s anthology of African American poetry, from Phillis Wheatley to hip hop

September-October 2021